Monday, April 7
Yikes!!! It's picture day!
Imagine my dismay a few weeks ago when my kids come home from school to explain to me that it was picture day that day. Get it? Was... Well, as you all know, I've been having a little trouble getting both my oldest kids, especially #2, to look half-way decent in public. It seems they think that not matching AT ALL or wearing your pajama shirt with an old raggedy pair of shorts, or dirty clothes with stains all over them, or not brushing their hair or teeth is some kind of cool fashion statement. It has been a struggle.
Soooo... back to the story... they come home excited because they took school pictures that day. I take one look at them and thought... pleeeease don't tell me their 1st & 3rd grade pictures, the ones they'll have forever, the ones that go in the yearbook for goodness sake... please don't tell that's the way they looked!!! So, I forgot that it was picture day. Mommy brain. I really used to remember things, be on top of things, I was actually a pretty smart cookie back in the day... Oh well... the past is the past.
So, I thought I'd share the lovely photos with you -- we got them back Friday in their backpacks. I have to say, it's pretty hard to write out the big check for pictures that every time I look at... forevermore, I will remember that I screwed up and forgot to curl their hair (you know, the hair that is normally hardly ever brushed) and put them in cute outfits (you know, the clothes that I have to force them to wear, that they hate, fight with me over, and leave us all flustered & upset as they walk out the door).
Hey, maybe I'll look for the silver lining: At least the pictures will one day remind me of life reeeaallly was!!